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)
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 521,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 521,070

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
IDEO.ORG NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 2,621,533

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 214,300

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13110 records found.