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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,864,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus San Francisco Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 362,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 534,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 193,150

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