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)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,226,833

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boston Critic, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orchard Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,226,833

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13110 records found.