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)
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 840,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 840,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Sesame Workshop NY Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,119,615

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Doug Coombs Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 840,600

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13110 records found.