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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 161,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice USA Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
Page SUM 6,614,260

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