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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,394,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,394,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 992,710

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,394,850

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13110 records found.