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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 73,122

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christ Centered Counseling N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tourette Association of America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
True Love Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 887,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 40,336,767

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Page SUM 887,625

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13110 records found.