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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Page SUM 4,361,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 490,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Page SUM 4,361,875

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13110 records found.