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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,728,762

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,728,762

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,420,167

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,728,762

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13110 records found.