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)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 1,275,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 668,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 887,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 1,275,100

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13110 records found.