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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vassar College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 919,727

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 87,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,025,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Page SUM 87,900

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13110 records found.