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)
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 397,010

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,621,427

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,233,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 167,642

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