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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,598,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Maui Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,598,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -14,462,980

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Maui Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,598,700

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13110 records found.