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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camas Robotics Booster Club N/A WA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 372,039

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 658,145

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camas Robotics Booster Club United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 260,600

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13110 records found.