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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Third Way Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 604,043

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 84,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 473,500

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 604,043

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13110 records found.