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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,117,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 798,066

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
George School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 570,486

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