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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,277,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Justice N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,277,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 115,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,277,050

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13110 records found.