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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 184,472

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 107,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 136,500

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