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)
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alder Graduate School of Education San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kids in Tech N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,741,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
350 Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 94,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alder Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kids in Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Open Space Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,741,050

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