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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,076,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nubian Vault Association N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,995,504

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,230,032

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,396,585

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13110 records found.