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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 279,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 258,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,393,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,471,560

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13110 records found.