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)
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Latinos for Education Inc San Mateo MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,131,190

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 827,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 2,865,850

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13110 records found.