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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 483,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 483,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 170,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 483,400

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13110 records found.