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)
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hellenic Initative Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Spartanburg County Foundation N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,069,149

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 142,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 133,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hellenic Initative Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Spartanburg County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,069,149

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13110 records found.