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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps N/A SC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 190,384

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 354,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 33,638,506

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Steps United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 190,384

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13110 records found.