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)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 277,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 248,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
VisionSpring NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. RI Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,287,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Snowchange Cooperative Finland Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 248,500

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13110 records found.