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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 497,960

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 497,960

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 281,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 190,500

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13110 records found.