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)
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,734,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,734,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
HelpHopeLive Inc PA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,465,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,734,250

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13110 records found.