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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A WI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Page SUM 401,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 271,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Page SUM 401,400

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13110 records found.