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)
DuPage County Sherrif N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 432,736

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,680,787

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Page SUM 547,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,680,787

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13110 records found.