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)
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,141

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Page SUM 643,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 978,141

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13110 records found.