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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Draper Community Foundation N/A UT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International N/A PR United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 642,261

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 315,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Draper Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 642,261

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13110 records found.