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)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,168,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
OMF International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 478,004

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Youth DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Rrh Foundation Inc NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 355,783

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Joseph Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Hospital of Orange County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Workshops for Warriors Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 271,000

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