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)
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,611,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,611,670

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Huntsman Cancer Institute UT Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students MT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pine Street Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Childrens Scholarship Fund NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 764,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 4,611,670

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13110 records found.