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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 5,327,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 200,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,444,279

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 5,327,100

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13110 records found.