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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach N/A AR United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,382,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arkansas Athletes Outreach N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Page SUM 2,382,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,118,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 126,500

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13110 records found.