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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A WA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 396,226

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Page SUM 366,301

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 396,226

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13110 records found.