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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,338,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,338,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Mary's College IN Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 377,695

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,338,850

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13110 records found.