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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,246,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Page SUM 674,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 256,554

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 245,849
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CAMFED USA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,246,610

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13110 records found.