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)
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 419,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Shoebox N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 419,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Chicago Horticultural Society IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 389,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 419,650

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13110 records found.