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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,452,051

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 85,145

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 205,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,452,051

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13110 records found.