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)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 975,231

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 975,231

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,920,732

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 975,231

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13110 records found.