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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,577,950

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 2,681,950

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 782,295

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,585,950

Pages

13110 records found.