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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc N/A CT United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,580,463

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 121,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,211,688

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Trek Medics International Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,606,763

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13110 records found.