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)
Childhaven N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Jewish Committee N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,756,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 82,145

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 30,425,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childhaven United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,756,200

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13110 records found.