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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cascade School of Music N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,073,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 2,438,230

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wheaton College IL Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 468,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,198,940

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