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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,543,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 280,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 999,735

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools for Salone United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Centro Presente Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,550,700

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