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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,174,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 253,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 374,202

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,174,000

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13110 records found.