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)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 104,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 568,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Issue One United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monarch School Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 104,800

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13110 records found.