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)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
TechBridge Inc. N/A GA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc N/A GA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Invest in Girls Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 186,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 298,071

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 38,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
TechBridge Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Invest in Girls Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 186,200

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13110 records found.