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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ASEAN Foundation N/A Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish Committee N/A GA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A UT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,141,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish Committee N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Ski Team Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,141,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 95,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 167,592

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13110 records found.