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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,066,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,066,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,117,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,066,400

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13110 records found.