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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 703,682

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 599,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Freedom Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,505,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 599,150

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13110 records found.