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)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Unlock Tomorrow N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 695,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
4word N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Unlock Tomorrow N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 695,933

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alma Backyard Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NACA- Inspired Schools Network NM Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,049,276

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Unlock Tomorrow United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 695,933

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13280 records found.