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)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,181,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 393,039

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
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
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 708,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,181,500

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13110 records found.