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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 681,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International African American Museum SC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 114,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 40,000

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