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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,415,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 2,400
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WomenSV Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,415,905

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas A&M Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,311,641

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 330,453

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13110 records found.