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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,102,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,102,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meira Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,277,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,102,804

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13110 records found.