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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 1,159,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 1,159,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 286,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 1,159,350

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13110 records found.