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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Delancey Street California San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,569,846

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 227,440

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 57,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Delancey Street California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,569,846

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13110 records found.