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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Page SUM 2,924,441

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 461,251

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13110 records found.