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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute N/A NE United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation N/A KS United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Page SUM 927,986

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Page SUM 232,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,035,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Page SUM 927,986

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13110 records found.