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)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc N/A CT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 156,699

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 135,610

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 138,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 156,699

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13110 records found.