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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,598,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 273,604

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thrive Alliance United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 6,598,400

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13110 records found.