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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,675,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,562

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bread & Roses Presents CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,210,857

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Page SUM 917,000

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