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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Norman Regional Health Foundation N/A OK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,701,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 7,062,853

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Diocese of San Bernardino Education & Welfare Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,095,782

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 7,062,853

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13280 records found.