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)
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,373,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,373,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FISH Food Bank OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Essential Tremor Foundation KS Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Sapling Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philabundance PA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 547,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sing for America Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,373,800

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13110 records found.