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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Impact Funders Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,209,650

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