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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,206,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,206,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,043,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,206,850

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13110 records found.