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)
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 345,818

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 421,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 301,554

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 283,568

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13110 records found.