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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation N/A PR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,408,213

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 25,137,570

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 387,665

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13110 records found.