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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,693,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Institute for Local Government N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -708,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 383,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 45,950

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13110 records found.