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)
Capistrano Valley High School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 692,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 253,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
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
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 30,194,860

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Capistrano Valley High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 692,750

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13110 records found.