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)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,012,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North American Grouse Partnership N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 418,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North American Grouse Partnership United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 418,500

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