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)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 452,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 452,590

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mountains 2 Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Real Food America VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
RISE Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,562,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
House of Compassion United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 452,590

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13280 records found.