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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA 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 Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
UMBC Foundation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Page SUM -116,213

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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13110 records found.