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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,761,660

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Juilliard School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,744,075

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 415,247

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,761,660

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13110 records found.