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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
She's the First Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caramel Connections N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA 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 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The American Ireland Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 503,286

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
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
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 266,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,078,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caramel Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring 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 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The American Ireland Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 503,286

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13110 records found.