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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM -24,337,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 329,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 29,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 747,350

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13110 records found.