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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 854,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 854,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lesley University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 234,854

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 854,450

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13280 records found.