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)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,218,395

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 620,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,313,457

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Other Side Academy United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 620,500

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13110 records found.