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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,254,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,254,690

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Unlimited Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,396,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,191,876
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,254,690

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13110 records found.