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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,414,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 26,600,000
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 30,294,540

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 30,424,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,414,260

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13110 records found.