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, 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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace-Link Corporation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,471,753

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace-Link Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,471,753

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
New Profit MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 793,299

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peace-Link Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,471,753

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13110 records found.