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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,210,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,980,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,154,735

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Massey-Vanier Scholarship Bursary Fund Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 89,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,980,650

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13110 records found.