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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 752
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
PTA California Congress of Parent Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 795
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 800
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 850
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 900
Next Door, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 900
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 900
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Design Tech High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 914
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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