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, and corporate 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)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Doug Coombs Foundation WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALearn CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesley United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 364,200

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13110 records found.