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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Hawaii N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 794,378

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 111,938

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 293,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
First Liberty Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 794,378

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13110 records found.