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)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Brentwood Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Page SUM 1,273,765

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Okizu Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Brentwood Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Page SUM 1,273,765

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Share Our Strength Inc DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Freedom Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 493,166

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Durham for All United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Taft School Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 773,050

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13280 records found.