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)
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,134,622

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,347,965

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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 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,498

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,134,622

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13110 records found.