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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 748,446

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Muse Lab Limited N/A Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sight Word Busters N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 748,446

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 266,667

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 81,424

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13110 records found.