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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 524,727

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13110 records found.