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)
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 261,500

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13110 records found.