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)
Syracuse University N/A NY 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 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 685,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 685,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Social Finance, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society International DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 291,401

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Syracuse University 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 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 685,000

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13110 records found.