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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,310

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Amigo United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,750

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13110 records found.