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)
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,984,222

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,362,901

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Radio for Northern Colorado United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 164,400

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13110 records found.