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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,379,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asociación Infantil Oncológica de Madrid N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,497,859

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Outreach Inc IA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 838,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,379,950

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13110 records found.