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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gals of Cabrillo College N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 373,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 709,862

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 57,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
One Child United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
With Grace Foundation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Farallones Association United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 285,500

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