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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 558,292

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 558,292

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veteran's PATH Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,181,391

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 558,292

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13110 records found.