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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 919,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 919,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Louisville Urban League KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 2,683,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 919,550

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13110 records found.