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)
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 520,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,321,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,262,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,321,950

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13110 records found.