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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,196,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,196,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Wild Collective CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Alpine Club CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,110,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Stichting North Star Alliance Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fund For Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,196,300

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13280 records found.