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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LGS Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 420,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,806,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 204,635

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LGS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
350 Org United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 420,910

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13110 records found.