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)
Ski Charities Corp N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
T L P Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Crossroads Community Church N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Design Tech High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 914
The 19th News N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Forgotten International San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives N/A IN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 562,924

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
T L P Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Crossroads Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Design Tech High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 914
The 19th News N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Forgotten International San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 562,924

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Justice Mission DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Luke Commission Inc. ID Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
National Charter Collaborative WA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 160,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ski Charities Corp United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
T L P Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Crossroads Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Design Tech High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 914
The 19th News United States Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Forgotten International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 562,924

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13280 records found.