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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 780,406

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,493

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hand to Hold TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 96,347

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Jewish World Watch United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 780,406

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13110 records found.