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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,517,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Read With Me Arusha N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity: Water N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,517,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. HI Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cure JM Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 5,873,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Abraham Uhsd #28 United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,517,100

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13110 records found.