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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 714,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation San Mateo Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 714,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Childhaven WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 4,954,615

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community College District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rich May Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 714,000

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13110 records found.