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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,127,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,127,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM -14,342,230

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,127,250

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13110 records found.