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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 705,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Page SUM 435,515

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 548,862

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 705,250

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13110 records found.