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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 638,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 68,545

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 31,466,180

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilauea Point Natural History Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 638,250

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13110 records found.