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)
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 493,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 641,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 493,200

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13110 records found.