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)
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Food4Good N/A RI United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Page SUM 1,361,150

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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)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 256,002

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resurrection Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Food4Good United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Page SUM 1,361,150

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13110 records found.