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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 186,060

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 186,060

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 514,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Page SUM 30,519,960

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13110 records found.