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)
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eagle Ranch Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,446,122

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 361,850

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13110 records found.