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)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Public Radio N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 837,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 837,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Syzygy Dance Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,758,758

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 837,000

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13110 records found.