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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,736,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 32,736,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 527,661

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ten Times Ten LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,302,250

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13110 records found.