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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,217,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 255,804

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
West Orange High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,652,536

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