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)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Incorporated N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Page SUM 202,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
River City Community Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,890,026

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,203

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