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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America GA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oak Hill School of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Page SUM 5,055,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 623,250

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13110 records found.