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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Moses Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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