Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Halsted N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,173,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,173,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Providence Community Health Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 584,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Forum pour un Developpement Durable Endogene (FODDE) Senegal International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mary's Meals USA, Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,173,550

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13110 records found.