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)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,018,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Clark Fork Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,018,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Page SUM 145,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Clark Fork Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 1,018,600

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13110 records found.