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)
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
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
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Page SUM 423,413

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
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
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Page SUM 423,413

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Sports Foundation NY Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Services Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation KY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 280,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,544,200

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13110 records found.