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)
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,274,538

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wheaton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,500,566

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Friends of the Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 111,451

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,500,566

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13110 records found.