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 descending Year Amount (USD)
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 2,119,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,853,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 174,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,951,558

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13110 records found.