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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 1,476,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 1,476,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 140,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 1,476,400

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13110 records found.