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)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 425,603

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 425,603

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hebrew Free Loan CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 425,603

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13110 records found.