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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 567,130

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 567,130

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ball State University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 225,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 567,130

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13110 records found.