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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,143,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,143,275

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page Education Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 993,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,143,275

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13110 records found.