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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 7,205,250

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13110 records found.