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)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 928,968

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 928,968

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
IDEO.ORG CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Chinese American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 184,865

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 928,968

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13110 records found.