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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Water Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 369,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 187,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Unbound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 350
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Clean Water Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tabitha USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 369,403

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13110 records found.