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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 6,456,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 6,456,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Page SUM 1,219,080

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 6,456,650

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13110 records found.