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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 1,471,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 1,471,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Central Kitchen Inc PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 131,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mad Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Page SUM 1,471,450

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13110 records found.