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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 452,145

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 179,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 461,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 452,145

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13110 records found.