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)
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,496,805

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,496,805

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,018,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Intersection for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 493,033

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13110 records found.