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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Fine Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion 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 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Page SUM 25,594,309

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 590,216

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 10,994,885

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 211,850

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