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)
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,183,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Roots N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Page SUM 1,426,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Page SUM 547,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,043,050

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13110 records found.