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)
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,182,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Lung Association in California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 83,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Lung Association in California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,200

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13110 records found.