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)
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,732,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 149,121

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,732,500

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13110 records found.