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)
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,344,399

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,344,399

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 368,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peace-Link Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 903,850

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13110 records found.