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)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
B'nai B'rith N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 649,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 595,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ESP Education and Leadership Institute Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Visionary Home Builders of California Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Willow Creek Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
Page SUM 15,690,633

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