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)
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 601,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 601,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Maccabi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Equamore Foundation OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Make the Road New York NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 68,200
Food Animal Concerns Trust IL Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,800
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 446,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Ultra Sports Science Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 601,500

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13280 records found.