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)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,899

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,899

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. TN Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Page SUM 3,819,580

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Neighborhood House Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,899

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13110 records found.