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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 20,264,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 591,566

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 640,466

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