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)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,023,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 568,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,023,905

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13110 records found.