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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A WA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Challenge Success N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 3,352,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 3,352,910

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 776,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 3,352,910

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13110 records found.