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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 299,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 202,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 265,400

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