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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 33,219,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 33,219,100

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Advocates for Youth DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kepler Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 533,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 33,219,100

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13110 records found.