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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -381,696

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -381,696

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 918,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -381,696

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13110 records found.