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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 743,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
314 Action N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 743,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation OH Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 243,670

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 743,200

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13110 records found.