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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 811,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 113,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 690,529

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 811,950

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13110 records found.