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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 764,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson County Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,601,255

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Educators for Excellence NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 398,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Chew and Belfield Neighbors Club Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson County Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,601,255

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13110 records found.