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)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,481,783

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 203,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,384,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,481,783

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13110 records found.