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)
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 313,795

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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