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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 830,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 830,785

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,314,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 830,785

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13110 records found.