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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,700,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,700,803

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 803,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,700,803

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13110 records found.