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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hamilton Families United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hispanic Federation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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