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)
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,466,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,374,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 859,453

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation Tajikistan Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,570,800

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13110 records found.