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)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,091,794

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,091,794

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 271,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Article3 Org CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
mCORE Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 624,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 5,091,794

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13280 records found.