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)
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,287,321

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,287,321

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
All Stars Project, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM -130,925

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 5,287,321

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13110 records found.