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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,078,541

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,078,541

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Leverage Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Living Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Providence College RI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 591,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The African American Art and Culture Complex United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,078,541

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13280 records found.