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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catticus Corporation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,638,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,638,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Community Foundation for Nantucket MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 597,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,638,000

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13110 records found.