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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 244,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 298,071

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 23,157,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 11,218,435

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13110 records found.