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)
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Arts Corps N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Nueva Vida Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,239,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 8,269,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 106,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ty Louis Campbell Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Nueva Vida Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,239,885

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13110 records found.