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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Small Champions Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 467,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
British Red Cross Society N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sivasri Charitable Trust N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Small Champions Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 467,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 143,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 169,707

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13110 records found.