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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,844,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,844,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Photo Patch Foundation FL Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 199,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,350,153

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13110 records found.