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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
The Gathering N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,312,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Page SUM 550,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,312,150

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13110 records found.