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)
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Page SUM 1,161,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Page SUM 1,161,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Page SUM 1,161,050

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13110 records found.