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)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Methow Housing Trust N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
POETIC N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castle Rock Charter School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 518,768

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
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
Learning and Loving Education Center 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)
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 518,768

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13110 records found.