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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,550
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Meridian Institute N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Modest Needs Foundation N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 200
NAACP Empowerment Programs Inc N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 99,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Oligo Nation Sonoma CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250
Page SUM 591,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Ile Bahia San Antonio N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 300
International Service Fellowship USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,053
Vanderbilt University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Jewish Community Center of Orange County N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Juilliard School N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
We the Protesters Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Wild Earth Wilderness School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
King Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha Inc San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 750
Page SUM 2,834,953

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Ile Bahia San Antonio United States Other Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 300
International Service Fellowship USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,053
Vanderbilt University Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Jewish Community Center of Orange County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Juilliard School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
We the Protesters Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Wild Earth Wilderness School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
King Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 750
Page SUM 2,834,953

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