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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 223,116

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Drexel University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 223,116

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 285,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending 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
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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.