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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwest Passage Limited WI Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation IL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 368,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 431,525

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13110 records found.