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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 733,285

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 111,938

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 367,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Page SUM 733,285

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13110 records found.