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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 564,620

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sakhi for South Asian Women NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 508,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 564,620

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13110 records found.