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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Theatre Lab N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,365,696

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 154,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 887,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Theatre Lab United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,365,696

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13110 records found.