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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,776,219

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 129,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 93,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,776,219

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13110 records found.