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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
PC Charitable Foundation N/A OH United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Call NYC Co. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,394,837

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Redwood City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
PC Charitable Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Call NYC Co. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,394,837

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden HI Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 593,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Redwood City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
PC Charitable Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Good Call NYC Co. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,394,837

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13110 records found.