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)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Page SUM 3,767,994

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 315,404

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Beach Citizens United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Page SUM 3,767,994

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13110 records found.