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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,721,125

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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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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 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
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 121,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wings Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,721,125

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13110 records found.