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)
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A AK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,834,263

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,834,263

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Page SUM 542,799

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,499,775

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13110 records found.