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 descending Year Amount (USD)
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,804,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,804,148

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 507,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,804,148

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13110 records found.