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)
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,476,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Door Ministries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Glenwood N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 554,127

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 364,153

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 554,127

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13110 records found.