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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 265,035

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
One Refugee Child Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 177,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 265,035

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13110 records found.