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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 24,597,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 396,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 245,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 24,597,000

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13110 records found.