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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Page SUM 445,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Page SUM 445,905

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ActionAid USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Page SUM 3,079,342

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,457,450

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13110 records found.