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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Life International N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 2,348,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 474,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 474,500

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