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)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
CAIR Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 993,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
CAIR Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 993,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Responsible Travel DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crisis Call Center NV Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Palliative & Supportive Care of Nantucket Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,700
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 666,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Alliance for Youth Organizing United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
CAIR Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 993,450

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13280 records found.