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)
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,217,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,217,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for Life WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 938,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advocates for Youth United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park Avenue Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,217,150

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13110 records found.