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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Operation Shoebox N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rrh Foundation Inc N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Face Forward Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,061,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 207,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 209,288

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,061,804

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13110 records found.