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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 22,700,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 22,700,185

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 988,196

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 890,900

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