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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 982,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 527,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 982,650

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13110 records found.