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)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Gateway of Hope Inc N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Church of God N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Western Regional Advocacy Project San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Page SUM 1,097,999

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 429,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Gateway of Hope Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Church of God United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Against Malaria Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Western Regional Advocacy Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 421,048

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13280 records found.