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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Page SUM 1,288,356

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,244,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Looma Education Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
San Benito County Heritage Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Page SUM 1,288,356

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13280 records found.