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)
Syringa Mountain Charter School N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 239,284

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 430,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 116,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project 1 27 United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 239,284

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13110 records found.