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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 246,832

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 879,025

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,417,453

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,797

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