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)
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women for Afghan Women Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 105,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 265,650

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13110 records found.