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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,182,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,052,494

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 727,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Page SUM 1,946,994

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13110 records found.