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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,701,188

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 92,249

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Page SUM 220,245

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illustrative Mathematics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,701,188

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13110 records found.