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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,091,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,091,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 696,521

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,091,800

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13110 records found.