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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WGBH Educational Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 283,900

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13110 records found.