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)
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 593,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 290,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Union for Reform Judaism CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 473,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,388,730

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