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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School on Wheels Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,575,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Words & Warmth N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 813,992

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. CT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 88,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School on Wheels Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,575,475

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13110 records found.