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)
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 2,062,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 2,062,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Babson College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Community Stewardship Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 540
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 661,490

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Page SUM 2,062,450

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13110 records found.