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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 150,638

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Page SUM 21,865,138

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SpaandanB CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 1,040,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 83,025

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