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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 939,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 41,371,002

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 320,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,161,729

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13110 records found.