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)
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 413,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 644,465

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. MD Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,560,594

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 413,300

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13110 records found.