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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,021,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 668,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 913,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,021,132

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13110 records found.