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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,280,117

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,280,117

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Page SUM 490,028

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,280,117

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13110 records found.