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)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Urban League Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 749,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 832,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund CA Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 355,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
National Urban League Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 749,425

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13280 records found.