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)
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,712,346

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of Copenhagen N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maram Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,712,346

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,773,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
University of Copenhagen Denmark Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,712,346

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13110 records found.