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)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 84,789

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 309,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Year Up, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 267,150

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13110 records found.