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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,469,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,469,540

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oregon Military Museum Project OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 550,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,469,540

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13110 records found.