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)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,595,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,595,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Midland School Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 879,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,595,550

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13110 records found.