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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Philosophical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 695,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,857,050

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