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)
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,098,218

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,098,218

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,613,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Founders Pledge Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Princeton Area Community Foundation, Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,098,218

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13110 records found.