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)
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 416,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 486,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Page SUM 3,230,138

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 486,750

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13110 records found.