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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,285,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,285,575

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,064,448

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Frankfort Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,285,575

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13110 records found.