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)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,833,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
First Look Media Works Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 24,833,060

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Dec My Room Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,473,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 934,850

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13110 records found.