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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Coding It Forward Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Community Equity Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Transitional School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,391,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Community Equity Collaborative San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Transitional School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,391,200

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
TrainingGrounds Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Soul of Nations Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Transitional School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,396,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Coding It Forward Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Community Equity Collaborative United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Transitional School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,391,200

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13280 records found.