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)
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,260,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 207,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Page SUM 23,414,788

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,260,050

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13110 records found.