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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 220,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 220,784

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corpus Christi Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,841,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 220,784

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13110 records found.