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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,198,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 287,405

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13110 records found.