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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.