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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,653,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 91,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,250,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education 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
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 459,060

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