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)
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,120,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,120,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 10,424,717

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,120,800

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13110 records found.