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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hopechest, Inc. N/A CO United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Action Ministries Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.