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)
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Love Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deans for Impact N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,210,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Core Gift Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,105,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 10,510,306

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,105,000

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13110 records found.