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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 843,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch Napa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,114,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
AIM for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,867,708

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,114,150

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13110 records found.