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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A IL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust N/A International Organization India Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Pescadero Community UCC CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Fremont Union High School District Adult School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
BARK OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
International Rescue Committee Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
San Miguel Community Foundation TX Immigration Donor Advised 2020 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Corporate Advised 2020 200
The Mended Hearts Inc GA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 200
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
International Association of Ministers and Ministries Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Project Orbis International Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Hacienda Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Second City Canine Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Oakland Strokes Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Autism Speaks, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 200
Samatvam Science and Research for Human Welfare Trust India Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
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14797 records found.