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, and corporate 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)
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Resource Institute N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,236,783

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 561,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Oakland Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Urban Resource Institute United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,236,783

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13110 records found.