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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Pie Ranch San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.