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)
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 233,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 233,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hoa Aina O Makaha HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Pro Mujer, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 425,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Conservation Corps United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,089,500

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13110 records found.