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)
I AM ALS N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
John Burton Advocates for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Let There Be Light International Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Meridian Institute N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,390
Monash University N/A Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 312,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
I AM ALS N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 400
John Burton Advocates for Youth San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Let There Be Light International Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Meridian Institute N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,390
Monash University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 312,940

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 860,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
I AM ALS United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
John Burton Advocates for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Let There Be Light International Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Meridian Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,390
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 312,940

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13280 records found.