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)
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 824,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 824,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,962,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Calaveras Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 824,150

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13110 records found.