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)
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute N/A Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sarara Institute United States Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 710,300

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13110 records found.