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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SARTECH N/A WA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 555,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SARTECH United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 128,950

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13110 records found.