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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.