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)
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Page SUM 2,796,926

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 73,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 155,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Page SUM 2,798,426

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13110 records found.