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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A NY Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,501,938

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,501,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,065,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,501,938

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13110 records found.