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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 126,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 624,334

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