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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Page SUM 2,487,956

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Latinos for Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
MEET International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Wider Bridge San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,262,710

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brave Trails CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Grace Science Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 291,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kids Enjoy Exercise Now United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Leverage Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Wider Bridge United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,262,710

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13280 records found.