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, and corporate 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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Page SUM 1,432,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 637,150

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project H Design United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 212,281

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