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)
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A NSW Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,906,969

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign Against Living Miserably N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,906,969

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 52,000

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