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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,959,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 160,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 101,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,959,500

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13110 records found.