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)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Heifer Project International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.