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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,162,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,162,250

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13110 records found.