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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vidiots Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Juneau Cooperative Christian Ministry United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,910

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13280 records found.