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)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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