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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Christian Charitable Foundation Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Page SUM 727,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 217,074

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13110 records found.