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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,306,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,390,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 395,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,250

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