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)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,084,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,084,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 2,066,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,084,800

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13110 records found.