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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,496,805

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 648,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Seed Global Health Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fangcao Reading Circle CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 408
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 185,408

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 648,850

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13110 records found.