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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Koinonia Family Life Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,130,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Page SUM 213,192

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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 Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 200
Page SUM 399,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Koinonia Family Life Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,130,350

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13280 records found.