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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Cycles N/A CO United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,354,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Cycles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jordan Education Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,354,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 159,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 628,650

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13110 records found.