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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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13110 records found.