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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 367,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
George Washington University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc KY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,084,909

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