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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,693,865

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,693,865

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,877,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,693,865

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13110 records found.