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)
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A CT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Trieste N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yellowstone Forever N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Trieste N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soze Foundation NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Page SUM 1,651,241

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,821
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 716,196

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13110 records found.