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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
12 Plus N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 614,587

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Son of a Saint N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 629,587

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Automotive Mentoring Group Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 886,908

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Son of a Saint United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 629,587

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13110 records found.