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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,010,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,010,340

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 343,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,690
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Parks Conservation Association United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,010,340

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13110 records found.