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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 529,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 206,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 666,397

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PAHC Management and Services Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Goal Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 25,711,250

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