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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,018,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,918,075

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 165,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Boys Chorus United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,018,590

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13110 records found.