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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 568,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 247,037

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13110 records found.