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)
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 557,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 497,306

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13110 records found.