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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Page SUM 667,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Page SUM 573,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,348,365

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