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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 736,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 631,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 631,600

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