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)
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice Hockey In Harlem Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,404,322

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 292,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 177,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ice Hockey In Harlem Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 175,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,404,322

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13280 records found.