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)
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A AL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. N/A FL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 603,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 319,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,077,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mid Florida Housing Partnership, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,500
Kakenyas Dream United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 603,275

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13110 records found.