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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Page SUM 1,788,880

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Walks CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 661,200

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