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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 754,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 754,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 293,243

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 754,600

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13110 records found.