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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illinois Institute of Technology N/A IL United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 284,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 438,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 258,090

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 284,000

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13110 records found.