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)
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ENOK N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Music Network Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 800,776

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Richmond N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International African American Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 386,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 951,463

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Native Animal Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation 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 250
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 386,050

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13110 records found.