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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Feed the Children, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 194,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 40,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 128,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 194,650

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13110 records found.