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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
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
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 28,757,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 28,757,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,160,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planetree Health Library United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 764,300

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13110 records found.