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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 827,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 827,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 95,224

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 827,675

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13110 records found.