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)
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
OneGoal N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 299,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,020,449

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 114,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 299,580

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13110 records found.