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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,968,188

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,968,188

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Torah Schools For Israel NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Literacy Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,793,602

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,968,188

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13110 records found.