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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 16,665,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Florida Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St Felix Pantry Inc N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Springfield Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 708,144

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Samaritan House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 98,102

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Legacy Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Stockton Unified School District United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Summit League United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Stoked Mentoring Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
Page SUM 510,550

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