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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 749,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 735,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Finance, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,629,070

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 735,250

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13110 records found.