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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 4,242,746

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 591,006

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 10,714,579

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,707
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 4,242,746

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13110 records found.