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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Valley Churches United CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 110,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
350 Org NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,042,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,456,000

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