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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY N/A NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 703,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 703,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 726,535

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13110 records found.