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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Action Life Line United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 712,150

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13110 records found.