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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
PushBlack DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Dolores Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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