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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 180,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 180,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avatar Meher Babas Circle of Friends SC Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 673,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 180,750

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13110 records found.