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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 563,895

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 805,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,700

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13110 records found.