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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 171,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 25,151,725

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 214,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 171,918

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13110 records found.