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, and corporate 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 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum N/A SC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 116,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 644,787

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12587 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 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 269,150

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13110 records found.