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)
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,416,797

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,416,797

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Vista Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Players CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,874,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,416,797

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13110 records found.