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)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 80,538

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 749,812

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
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
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 80,538

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13110 records found.