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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Page SUM 12,084,307

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 295,567

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 455,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 295,567

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13110 records found.