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)
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,507,271

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,507,271

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 514,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New York Academy of Medicine United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,507,271

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13110 records found.