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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,866,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,866,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mississippi Community Education Center MS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 318,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Berkeley House Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,866,200

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13110 records found.