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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,603,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 153,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 837,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 154,800

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13110 records found.