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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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