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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 537,705

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 537,705

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 625,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 537,705

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13110 records found.