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)
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 349,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,728,555

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Page SUM 2,155,972

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13110 records found.