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)
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 324,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 133,540

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Union for Reform Judaism United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 323,470

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13110 records found.