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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 169,125

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban School Food Alliance Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Methow Housing Trust WA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,932,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 784,054

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13110 records found.