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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Trinity Christian College Association N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,075,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,418,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 127,851

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,418,100

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13110 records found.