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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Page SUM 3,571,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,116,399

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Seminary CO Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 793,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Morse Pond School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Page SUM 3,571,300

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13110 records found.