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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Manhattan College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,117,052

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Manhattan College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LearnLaunch Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,117,052

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 127,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 68,157

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13110 records found.