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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Susquehanna University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,470
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,780
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
American Association of University Women CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Ballou High School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Page SUM -50,613

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,000

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13280 records found.