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)
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 608,319

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Washington Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation Center San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,631,425

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 509,000

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