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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 154,415

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,415

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 244,076

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,558,650

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13110 records found.