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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 477,658

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 477,658

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,384,612

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13110 records found.