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)
University of Nicosia N/A Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
VillageReach N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Table N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 938,661

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nicosia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
VillageReach N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Table N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 938,661

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
California Native Plant Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chicago Foundation for Women IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 663,940

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nicosia Cyprus Education Donor Advised 2019 444,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
VillageReach United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Table United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 938,661

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13280 records found.