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)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Page SUM 818,744

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 658,445

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,263,087

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Page SUM 818,744

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13280 records found.