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)
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
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
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
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 207,990

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
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
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 207,990

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 417,950

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Service Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 425,498

Pages

13110 records found.