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)
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy 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 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Summit Land Conservancy UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond Type 1 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 365,486

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy 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 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 290,375

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13110 records found.