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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 644,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 164,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,032,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 644,200

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13110 records found.