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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
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
BRAC USA Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 3,751,303

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Academy of Arts and Sciences MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
AspiraNet CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Big Green CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,500,650

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