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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 604,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 207,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,464,529

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 604,825

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13110 records found.