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)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 23,732,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 23,732,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc CO Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 213,720

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 23,732,650

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13110 records found.