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)
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona Pet Project N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 631,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Performing Arts Weber N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
PORCH-Durham N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,493,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center SC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Best Chance NM Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 575,056

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 780,156

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13110 records found.