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)
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 756,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Metro United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 756,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Puerto Rico Community Foundation PR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 263,667

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 756,000

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13110 records found.