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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
No Excuses Unlimited N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A GA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Page SUM 2,855,200

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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 42,504
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
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 5,055,203

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 109,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of America United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Page SUM 2,855,200

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13110 records found.