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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Moses Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 250,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 568,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Page SUM -695,400

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