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, and corporate 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)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico State University N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -402,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -402,815

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PTA Hawaii Congress HI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 886,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Fire Relief Mission United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Mexico State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -402,815

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13110 records found.