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)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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