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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mockingbird Society N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Arizona State University N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 16,685,843

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aufhebung Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mockingbird Society N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 16,718,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Right to the City Alliance Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Exposure CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Star Struck Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Ameinu Our People, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 1,750
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Communities for A New California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,899,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aufhebung Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Mockingbird Society United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 16,718,200

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13280 records found.