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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,424,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Tall Ship Marin Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,424,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,080
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM -522,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,424,250

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13110 records found.