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)
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,666

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,669,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 193,666

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13110 records found.