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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -12,461

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Savannah College of Art and Design N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -12,461

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Israel Project, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 400
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,099,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 210,507
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Savannah College of Art and Design United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -12,461

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13110 records found.