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)
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 441,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 441,110

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Rogue Retreat OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,371,226

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 441,110

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13110 records found.