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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 956,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 956,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Learning, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 340,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Equality Now, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 956,600

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13110 records found.