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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,750,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,750,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 649,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Costanoa Commons Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Smithsonian Institution United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,750,700

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13110 records found.