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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A MN United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.