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)
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation N/A MS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 240
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Learn Platform, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 495,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lookout Local Santa Cruz CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
mRelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 100,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 835
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 70,000
National Vote at Home Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,640,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 11,875
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 208,165
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Page SUM 1,047,440

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,080
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 250
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 880
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2020 11,250
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 12,125
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,900
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 330
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
228Accelerator DC Unknown Donor Advised 2020 75,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 9,000
A Better Chance Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 800
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 358,615

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 240
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,800
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Learn Platform, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 495,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lookout Local United States Other Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mendocino Food and Nutrition Program United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Montana Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,500
mRelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 100,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 835
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 70,000
National Vote at Home Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 3,640,075

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14797 records found.