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)
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 12,108,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 12,108,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,419,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Our Kids Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,042,400

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13110 records found.