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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,345,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 486,571

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,330,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 10,899,385

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13110 records found.