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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Providence Foundation N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. N/A OK United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Page SUM 1,004,790

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 380,860

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
Page SUM 1,004,790

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13110 records found.