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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rochester Institute of Technology N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,003
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Rochester Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Baker Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.