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)
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,647,419

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,647,419

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,685,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Healthy Black Families United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 3,800
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,647,419

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13110 records found.