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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 829,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 96,901

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Will-Cook-Kankakee Youth Association IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The DLA Piper Foundation MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 320,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 829,201

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13110 records found.