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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scalawag N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,433,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporate Accountability International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,443,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Christian Herald Association Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees for Harvard University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Out Toxo IL Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 277,545

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporate Accountability International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,443,150

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13110 records found.