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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Texas at Dallas N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 11,005,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 293,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 253,002

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Texas at Dallas United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beauty Bus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 11,005,000

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13110 records found.