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)
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Page SUM 5,046,685

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Page SUM 5,046,685

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Martha's Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Digital NEST CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Institute for the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 310,070

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Page SUM 5,046,685

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13110 records found.