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)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited 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 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Son of a Saint N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,053,224

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,053,224

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 762,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Museum of Science United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,053,224

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13110 records found.