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)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 755,094

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 918,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 226,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 755,094

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13110 records found.