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)
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Echoing Green, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,615,042

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Echoing Green, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,615,042

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Children's Book Bank OR Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team HLA Inc NJ Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village of Wisdom Inc. NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aufhebung Foundation MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 6,103,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Services for Brain Injury United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Echoing Green, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,617,292

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13280 records found.