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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Atheists, Inc. N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 422,306

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 389,299

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 361,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 422,306

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13110 records found.