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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 206,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 204,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 151,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 206,125

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13110 records found.