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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A CT United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA N/A RI United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 172,458

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 121,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 887,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Page SUM 162,958

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13110 records found.