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, and corporate 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)
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 353,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,743,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 415,247

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 361,700

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13110 records found.