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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A AK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,275,176

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,275,176

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Page SUM 2,232,599

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,275,176

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13110 records found.