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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Calmer Choice N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 380,684

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Page SUM 2,428,270

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Pittsburgh PA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 223,417

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JW House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Washington United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 380,684

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13110 records found.