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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
G3 Powerhouse N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. N/A MD United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 755,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,132,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
G3 Powerhouse United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 755,158

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13110 records found.