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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 994,810

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 994,810

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,264,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 994,810

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13110 records found.