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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 948,664

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 948,664

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 142,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 948,664

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13110 records found.