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)
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Children Incorporated N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 273,188

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
BlackFem Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Children Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 273,188

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2019 40,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 112,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Christian Church of Los Gatos United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Children Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 273,188

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13280 records found.