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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 281,676

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,042,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 1,065,185

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 281,676

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13110 records found.