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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dove Project N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 742,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 742,882

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 253,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 742,882

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13110 records found.