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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 17,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Page SUM 486,446

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Serve the People Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sewa International, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,717,006

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Road OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 533,768

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mountain View Whisman School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 17,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,606
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Page SUM 486,446

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13280 records found.