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)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 434,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 434,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 80,572

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 434,900

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13110 records found.