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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -62,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -62,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Integral Studies CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 675,645

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -62,000

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13110 records found.