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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,812,288

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 727,200

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