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)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hello Housing San Francisco CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Homeplate Youth Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 380,712

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Saja Group Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Page SUM 292,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,900
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 31,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Page SUM 1,228,998

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hello Housing United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Homeplate Youth Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Christian Brothers Institute of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 380,712

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13280 records found.