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)
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 634,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 699,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 138,890

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Operation ASHA NFP United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 634,900

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13110 records found.