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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School 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 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 806,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 806,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Camelot Theatre Company OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 627,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 806,300

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13110 records found.