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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
St. Joseph Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 531,075

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 1,022,400

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