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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A MO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Whittier College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 461,225

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 487,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hirsch Metro High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Whittier College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 461,225

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13110 records found.