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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 863,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 863,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,962,262

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montezuma Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 863,950

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13110 records found.