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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Page SUM 1,028,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 74,249

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,164,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Shanti Project Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Brave Parents Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 406,772

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