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

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Elohim NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement First CT Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 703,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Autism Movement Therapy Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Page SUM 12,084,307

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13110 records found.