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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Santa Cruz Little League N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Anthony Catholic Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 15,257,624

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Go-Ye Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Climate Leadership Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos for Christ N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,268,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 350
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 374,375

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Go-Ye Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Climate Leadership Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Niroga Institute United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,240,800

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