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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bowery Residents Committee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Thread Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Civic Ventures United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Lick-Wilmerding High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,300

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