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)
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 492,082

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
March of Dimes Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 549,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Karma Cat Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Heron Zen Community WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,264,457

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 492,082

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13110 records found.