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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Radium Society Inc N/A NJ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 13,589,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 833,454

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 13,589,600

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13110 records found.