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)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,453

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,453

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eddy House NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 64,024

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NutritionFacts.org United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 255,453

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13110 records found.