Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seed Global Health Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 416,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,456,207

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association NV Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents Education Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 166,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,456,207

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13110 records found.