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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.