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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Black Voice Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 144,894
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 421,694

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 112,010

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,326,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Black Voice Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 144,894
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 421,694

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13280 records found.