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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Washington Community Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,515

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Washington Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,515

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. CO Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Friendship Place DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,077,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Washington Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 151,515

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13110 records found.