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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,021,469

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,021,469

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,190,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Friends of PreSchool Family United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,021,469

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13110 records found.