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)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 866,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 472,890

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 136,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 520,835

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