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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,643,492

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 259,102

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 49,942
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 840
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cole Community Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harborlight Community Partners United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,643,492

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13110 records found.