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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,317,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 248,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Page SUM 1,064,152

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Independent Television Service Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,317,450

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13110 records found.