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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 404,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 404,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,645,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Swinburne University of Technology Australia Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 40,250

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