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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,006,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,007,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Page SUM 502,718

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,008,250

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13110 records found.