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)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 278,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 278,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,578,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 278,200

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13110 records found.