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)
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Mary's School N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,694,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Mary's School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,694,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,604,348

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 1,694,700

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13110 records found.