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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 80,538

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 2,814,993

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 911,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 2,814,993

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13110 records found.