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)
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,731,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,731,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Hawaii Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 235,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,731,000

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13110 records found.