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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life N/A IA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 442,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 442,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 862,332

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 442,500

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13110 records found.