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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,156,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,156,300

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
City and County of Honolulu HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 4,486,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moms Against Poverty United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,156,300

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13110 records found.