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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 100,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 100,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,802,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,915,230

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13110 records found.