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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 4,250,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 26,682,605

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,424,520

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Page SUM 4,250,280

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13110 records found.