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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 863,664

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 857,164

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
B-Word Worldwide OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Didtechnology Inc GA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 405,290

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 768,664

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13110 records found.