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 Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
C 60 Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 864,934

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
C 60 Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Enroll Indy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 864,934

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tustin Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,461,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
C 60 Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Enroll Indy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 864,934

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13110 records found.