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)
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Angle Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 930,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Asia Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 326,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flying Kites, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fremont Candle Lighters CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,840,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innermost House Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of the South Pacific Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 492,250

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