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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope Program Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 579,955

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope Program Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 579,955

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,318,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Snow Leopard Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope Program Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 579,955

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13110 records found.