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)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 769,927

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 769,927

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,257,380

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 769,927

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13110 records found.