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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.