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)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,040

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,363,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 483,040

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13110 records found.