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)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Belay Global N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc N/A GA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 364,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 377,340

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Team Type 1 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 364,635

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13110 records found.