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, and corporate 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)
Humanities West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,489,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humanities West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Moving Forward Towards Independence N/ANapa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,489,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aufhebung Foundation MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Amendment Foundation WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 393,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humanities West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Little Red School House Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Moving Forward Towards Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,100
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oxford Day Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,489,250

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13280 records found.