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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 284,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,471,462

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 138,425

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 284,625

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13110 records found.