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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A NM United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 702,359

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 702,359

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 702,359

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13110 records found.