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)
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 2,539,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 826,776

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 814,897

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -1,599,646

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13110 records found.