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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 532,232

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 258,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pearl Elegance Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 532,232

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13110 records found.