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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Rose N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,415,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,415,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Arts Corps WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 124,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,336,950

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13110 records found.