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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,838

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,838

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HFF Charitable Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DuPage County Sherrif IL Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Purdue University IN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 526,566

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 557,838

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13110 records found.