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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc N/A NH United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 647,301

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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)
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 902,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 647,301

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13110 records found.