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)
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 520,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,448,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 605,196

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Just Vision Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,448,800

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13110 records found.