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, and corporate 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)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Page SUM 24,138,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,000

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13110 records found.