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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 896,017

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 896,017

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,490,499

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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 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,054,600

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13110 records found.