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)
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico State University N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,099,935

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,099,935

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,229,800

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