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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A ND United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 638,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 638,092

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,057,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 638,092

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13110 records found.