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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spartanburg County Foundation SC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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