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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A UT United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,615,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 158,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 882,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CNatureNet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,615,100

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13110 records found.