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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,211,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,211,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bay Area Open Space Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation AR Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Searles Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
California Native Plant Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,005,177

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Median Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,211,150

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13280 records found.