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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 594,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
18 Reasons San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Harvest Heralds, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 594,204

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. ID Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 401,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 594,204

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13280 records found.