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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 757,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,181,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 757,140

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13110 records found.