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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 41,884,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 141,150

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13110 records found.