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)
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,769,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,769,975

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Future of Life Institute MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,001,040

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Digital NEST United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 223,920
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 7,769,975

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13110 records found.