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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 743,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 845,530

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 28,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 845,530

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13110 records found.