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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 623,680

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 623,680

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Physicians for a National Health Program IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,668,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 623,680

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13110 records found.