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)
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 150,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 150,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,723,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 150,800

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13110 records found.