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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Craterian Performances Company OR Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 325
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Last Mile Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
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13110 records found.