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)
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Page SUM 555,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 200,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 839,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FFWD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rochester Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Page SUM 555,074

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13110 records found.