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)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,556,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -35,511

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13110 records found.