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)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Page SUM 1,940,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 355,819

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,165,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Page SUM 355,819

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13110 records found.