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)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
School in the Square Public Charter School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,304,208

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 605,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,670
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,251
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Partners Asia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,304,208

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13110 records found.