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)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 504,144

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 504,144

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,270,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 504,144

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13110 records found.