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)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts N/A England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A MA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 430,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 430,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 103,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tender Education and Arts England Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 430,850

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13110 records found.