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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 244,184

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 244,184

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 304,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 244,184

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13110 records found.