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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 593,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,194,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Teresa's Academy MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
George School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 320,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,194,550

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13110 records found.