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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,960,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,958,188

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
MLB Uptown LLC TN Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Shades LLC DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Village CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 848,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,960,888

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13110 records found.