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)
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 945,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 945,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Positivity Project NC Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center VT Education Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Clark Fork Coalition MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 795,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 240,350
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 945,650

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13110 records found.