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)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Nantucket Atheneum MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,338,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,000

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13110 records found.