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)
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 189,848

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 30,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Flying Kites, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Travis Manion Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 189,848

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13110 records found.