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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 426,618

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 809,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 670,358

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 809,700

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13110 records found.