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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 156,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 156,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,340,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 156,750

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13110 records found.