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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 821,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 821,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 763,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cambodian Children's Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 821,700

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13110 records found.