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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 298,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 152,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 145,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,087,323

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