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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education 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 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 403,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 403,028

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jesuit High School OR Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 393,785

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Antioch Community Church of Waltham United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 403,028

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13110 records found.