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)
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Family Reach Foundation N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 11,271,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Family Reach Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 11,271,075

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Kartemquin Educational Films IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 209,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Family Reach Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 11,271,075

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13110 records found.