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)
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,705,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Hope N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,705,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 383,151

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,705,000

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13110 records found.