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)
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 771,218

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lupus Research Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 320,300

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13110 records found.