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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Page SUM 665,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 327,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 89,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sight Word Busters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rapid Resist Action United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Page SUM 665,800

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13110 records found.