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)
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,406,363

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,825

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,406,363

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13110 records found.