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)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,881,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,881,712

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,119,468

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,881,712

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13110 records found.