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.

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 902,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,510,500

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