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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Project Red Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Project Red Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 229,568

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 44,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BAYMEC Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Page SUM 727,993

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Project Red Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 229,568

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13280 records found.