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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burnsville Community Foundation N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 462,793

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,510,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute CO Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 98,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 462,793

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13110 records found.