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)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Generation SERVE N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,971,526

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Calvary Presbyterian Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,010,005

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Issue One DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 562,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,971,526

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13110 records found.