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, and corporate 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)
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,409,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,555,129

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Kgwale Le Mollo US CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,142,512

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 5,519,000

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