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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,537,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. IL Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 511,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,537,450

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13110 records found.