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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Island Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 268,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Page SUM 1,253,747

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,171,114

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Page SUM 1,253,747

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13110 records found.