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)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,148,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 369,610

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EL Education Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,593,985

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 369,610

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13110 records found.