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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 40,475,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Literate Nation Us CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,504,221

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 482,410

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