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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 371,821

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 170,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 164,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Community Housing United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adelante Mujeres United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Descents United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 371,821

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13110 records found.