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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Clare School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.