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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,471,330

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Gathering Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,471,330

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 586,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Mateo County Law Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,471,330

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13110 records found.