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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Build Lebanon Trails N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 5,175
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 169,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 713,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 713,500

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13110 records found.