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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc N/A GA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Invest in Girls Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 677,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 199,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,693,654

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Invest in Girls Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 677,950

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13110 records found.