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)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,566,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,566,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Water Network NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 153,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,566,700

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13110 records found.