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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
New Friends New Life N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Page SUM 225,044

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium WI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New Mexico Community Capital NM Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,581,259

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Adult Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 393,834

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13110 records found.