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)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Choose Love Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,595,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Choose Love Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,595,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
National Urban League Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Paul Quinn College TX Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Harbor Foundation, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 1,135,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Choose Love Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,595,900

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13280 records found.