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)
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A ID United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,034,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,034,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 940,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer Classical School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concrn United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Law Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,034,700

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13110 records found.