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)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 389,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 389,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 599,721

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,320,575

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13110 records found.