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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwest Passage Limited United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 385,044

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13110 records found.