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)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,893,162

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,893,162

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Philosophical Society PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 179,114

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,893,162

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13110 records found.