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)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,593,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,593,525

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 141,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Rose United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,593,525

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13110 records found.