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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 4,361
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
CANSUPPORT India Health Donor Advised 2018 58
Page SUM 170,190

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