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)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 494,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unloop WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 178,240

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 494,450

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13110 records found.