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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 453,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Health Connected San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 453,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HFF Charitable Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 702,378

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,659,525

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13110 records found.