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)
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Keep Memory Alive N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,612,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,612,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 107,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,612,725

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13110 records found.