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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Childrens Alopecia Project N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baylor University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,720,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 381,840

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
DuPage County Sherrif United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,063,530

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