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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 22,188,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 22,188,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. MA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Shipboard Education CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 171,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Cancer Care Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,288,994

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