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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 888,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 888,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 490,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,194,650

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13110 records found.