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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wake Forest University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 632,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Le Fonds d'Excellence Massey-Vanier (Davignon) Inc. Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.