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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Weed Friends of the Library N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 506,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Quoria Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 506,815

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,498,964

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Weed Friends of the Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 506,815

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13110 records found.