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)
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,771,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Veteran's PATH Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,839,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,107,456

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,141,450

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13110 records found.