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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Miss Porters School Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 472,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 465,109

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Americans Center for Financial Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 122,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 472,853

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13110 records found.