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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Page SUM 2,645,220

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Page SUM 2,645,220

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kevin Coleman Foundation Inc OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Page SUM 1,399,915

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compassion in World Farming England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,720
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -750
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,250
New York Bully Crew United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Page SUM 2,645,220

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13110 records found.