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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lone Survivor Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,314,544

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 1,622,925

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lone Survivor Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,314,544

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13110 records found.