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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,876

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,245,619

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13110 records found.