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)
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,124,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,124,905

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13110 records found.