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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 709,487

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 393,039

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 807,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
FJC - A Foundation of Philanthropic Funds United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 709,487

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13110 records found.