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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,863,418

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,042

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,122,942

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,042

Pages

13110 records found.