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)
Cardigan Mountain School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JOY International Incorporated N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 198,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 173,716

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Resource Central CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Page SUM 180,403

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardigan Mountain School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JOY International Incorporated United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The House Development Corporation NFP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 198,170

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13110 records found.