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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 927,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 377,830

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
IDEO.ORG NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 145,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 377,830

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13110 records found.