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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 222,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Monument Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 222,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children MI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,561,925

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 859,750

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13110 records found.