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)
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,213,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 64,296

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 523,000

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