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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 260,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Horizon, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Elohim NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 232,917

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Childrens Scholarship Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 260,000

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13110 records found.