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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,282,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,400,009

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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 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 594,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 416,050

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