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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,094,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 736,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elks National Foundation, Inc. IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lehigh University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 175,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 736,350

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13110 records found.