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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 117,215

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 117,215

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,105,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 712,250

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13110 records found.