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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,455,211

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,455,211

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacifica Environmental Family CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
Hands at Work in Africa USA CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 136,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica Spain Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,455,211

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13110 records found.