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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fordham University United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Workers Defense Project Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Scripted, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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