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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 1,346,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,830,068

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13110 records found.