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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 200,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 200,724

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Stories WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 120,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kidney Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 200,724

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13110 records found.