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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,309,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,309,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wheaton College IL Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Farmworker Families CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Page SUM 647,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Uttarakhand Seva Nidhi Paryavaran Shiksha Sansthan India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,309,400

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13110 records found.