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)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,820,612

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 147,454

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Passlove Charity Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Page SUM 2,765,000

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