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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,083,765

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 511,403

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,083,765

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13110 records found.