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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 807,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 800,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Shoebox FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 2,385,718

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seminar Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Indian Treaty Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 807,100

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13110 records found.