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)
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,523,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,523,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 13,737,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joyful Heart Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,523,050

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13110 records found.