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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Community Foundation N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT N/A HR India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,811,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,811,720

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Fall River MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 755,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,811,720

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13110 records found.