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)
MSI-US N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 468,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 138,100

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13110 records found.