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)
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 7,492,378

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 128,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 7,492,378

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13110 records found.