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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 793,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,024,640

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,455,695

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 646,850

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