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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 119,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 87,040

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 178,741

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13110 records found.