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, and corporate 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)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 857,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 857,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,353,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 857,450

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13110 records found.