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)
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Whole Armour International Church N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 317,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 122,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,466,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 317,500

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13110 records found.