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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Medical Association Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc N/A NM United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 406,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
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
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Medical Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiry Facilitators Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Little League Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 406,600

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13110 records found.