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)
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,301,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 666,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 140,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 666,800

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13110 records found.