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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Casa Nueva Vida Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Page SUM 652,335

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 475,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 497,065

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Casa Nueva Vida Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
iMentor United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Page SUM 652,335

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13110 records found.