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)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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