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)
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 3,414,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,397,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,734,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,397,700

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13110 records found.